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Welcome to Broken Hill City Council

Broken Hill will be a vibrant, prosperous and culturally rich Heritage City shared with visitors from around the world. Council will provide high quality services and leadership to enhance community living and facilitate a prosperous economy.

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Silver City Show
28 June 2017

Council will inject an extra $30,000 into community groups and events after Councillors...

Sphero
27 June 2017

Local kids will be racing robots and building solar-powered plant watering sensors as part...

Money in a suitcase
21 June 2017

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Vae Victis being moved
19 June 2017

One of the city's most recognisable artworks, Arthur Hacker's 'Vae Victis', is set to be...

BROKEN HILL COMMUNITY TAKES ADVANTAGE OF REX COMMUNITY FARE

Front view of a stationary airplane on the tarmac

Media release from REX

Regional Express (Rex) has today provided an update regarding the recently introduced Rex community-fare. The $199.00 community-fare is targeted at the direct flights (see schedule below) between Broken Hill and Sydney from Monday to Saturday and is available for all advanced bookings of at least 30 days prior subject to booking class availability in addition to all available seats within 24 hours prior to departure.

Tidy Towns to target Adelaide Road

Litter on the Adelaide road with the replica headframe in the background

The Tidy Towns Working Group is set to turn its attention to Adelaide Road, and they would love to see some new faces come out and lend a hand.

A Tidy Towns clean up will be held on 13 May between 8am and 10am, with a free sausage sizzle for participants.

Working Group Chair, Councillor Christine Adams, said now was the perfect time to get involved with Tidy Towns.

She said being a member of the group is extremely rewarding given the small demands on members' time.

BROKEN HILL AND THE FAR WEST TO HAVE THEIR SAY ON ABORIGINAL LANGUAGES

Bridge over the darling river at Wilcannia

Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries MP is encouraging the Far West to attend a local workshop in Broken Hill or Wilcannia, on the development of Aboriginal languages legislation.

Kevin Humphries said NSW plans to be the first state in Australia to pass legislation recognising and protecting Aboriginal languages.

“The NSW Government wants to help ensure that future generations can share and enjoy Aboriginal languages in the Far West.

Get the facts on Council's finances

Finances

Residents are invited to hear all about Council's budget plans and give feedback at a series of community engagement sessions in the coming weeks.

The sessions will be hosted by Council's General Manager, James Roncon, and Manager Finance, Jay Nankivell.

Mr Roncon said the open sessions were part of Council's ongoing commitment to be as transparent as possible about its operations, and clearly explain its actions.

Further funding for Trades Hall

Trades Hall

Roof repairs for the city's iconic Trades Hall have received an extra boost thanks to a $20,000 donation from Broken Hill City Council.

Council originally resolved to offer the $20,000 funding in June 2015 on the proviso the Trades Hall Trust match the amount dollar-for-dollar, and produce a Conservation Management Plan for the building.

The Trust satisfied both those criteria late last month, and Council today confirmed that the $20,000 has been accordingly donated.

Early Archives design ideas showcased

Archives Design

Sue Hodges Productions (SHP) and their team have unveiled early design concepts for the city's new archives at an engagement session held at the Library today.

The archives are set to be moved to a new purpose-built home in the basement and ground floor of Council's Administrative Centre thanks to $3.4 million in funding from the BHP Billiton Foundation (BHPBF).

SHP met with Council staff and the project's Steering Group yesterday, before meeting with the public and archive volunteers at an open session today.

Shirley Valentine show moved to Theatre 44

Broken Hill Civic Centre sign

The Shirley Valentine show scheduled for April 29 has been relocated to Theatre 44 due to ongoing work at the Civic Centre.

Council's General Manager, James Roncon, said the Centre's renovation combined with the availability of Theatre 44 prompted the shift in venue.

"While we had been reassured by the builders that the Civic Centre would be ready in time for Shirley Valentine, it was going to be a tight timeframe, and we just wanted to err on the side of caution," he said.

Council commits to further financial improvements

Council is set to continue its progress toward financial stability over the next decade after the draft Long Term Financial Plan (LFTP) 2018-2027 was endorsed for public display at tonight's Council meeting.

The review of the LTFP aims to build on Council's previous efforts to achieve greater financial efficiency, which has contributed to Council achieving an operating surplus before capital grants and contributions in 2015/16, as well as continuing to reduce the history of deficits.

Early archive plans on show

Old Council Rates Ledgers

Residents will be able to get a first look at early plans for the city's new archives at a public information session next week.

Sue Hodges Productions (SHP) and their design team will be displaying a Draft Design Concept for the archives at an open day at the Charles Rasp Memorial Library at 2pm on 3 May.

The early concepts have been designed after engagement sessions were held with staff, volunteers, archives users, and the general public in late March.

Mosque receives funding boost

Bob Shamrose inside the Broken Hill Mosque

The city's historic mosque is set to receive $226,000 worth of improvements thanks to the NSW Government's Heritage Grants Program and Broken Hill City Council.

Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries, today announced that $56,500 in funding has been allocated for 2017-2018 to protect and preserve the mosque 2017-18, with another $56,500 in 2018-19.

This amount will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Council, and will allow for a number interior and exterior works to be completed at the mosque.

Upcoming Events

LifeLine Broken Hill Art Exhibition 2017

30 June 2017

Broken Hill is the only place in NSW where the game of Two-up can...